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Construction has begun on a new restaurant between Sheetz and BB&T bank on Old Franklin Turnpike in Rocky Mount.
Friday, September 28, 2012
By CHARLES BOOTHE - Staff Writer
A new restaurant is coming to Rocky Mount.
Cook-Out Restaurant, a chain based in Greensboro, N.C., has started construction on a new facility on Old Franklin Turnpike between BB&T bank and Sheetz.
Land has been cleared and survey work is under way.
Matt Hankins, assistant town manager for Rocky Mount, said all county and town permits have been obtained, and the construction is scheduled to be completed before the Christmas holiday.
"This is a positive sign for the local economy," he said. "It's a sign that we are growing."
The restaurant specializes in traditional fast food "cooked outdoors style," according to its website.
Menu items include hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue, chicken, all char-grilled, as well as milkshakes.
The restaurants have drive-thrus and outdoor, picnic style seating.
The chain has more than 100 locations, most in North Carolina, but has been expanding into Virginia and Tennessee.
Those locations now include Radford and Blacksburg with others coming here and in Roanoke, Hankins said.
"They go where they see growth," he said. "That's a very good sign for us."